What Are My Options for Air Conditioning Systems?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioning-cashOther states may have these weird weather patterns called “seasons,” but we have things a bit simpler here in Florida. Namely, we have “hot” weather or “warm” weather, which makes air conditioning a pretty… hot commodity around here. (Sorry, but we had to.) Air conditioning is a key part of remaining comfortable throughout the year in the warm Florida climate. Unfortunately, that also means that your air conditioning system will wear down faster than if you lived in another part of the country.

If you’re looking for a new air conditioning system, whether you’re moving into a brand-new home or your old system can’t keep up with demand anymore, you have a number of different options to choose from. Each of these different system types has its own set of requirements and advantages, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with each of them before you have one installed in your home. (more…)

Be Careful of These Signs That Your Air Conditioner Is in Trouble

Monday, April 17th, 2017

air-conditionerCooling season is here—not that it ever leaves for that long in Florida. As you start to rely on your air conditioner more and more often over the coming months, you need to be careful about catching any problems early. The faster you can catch issues with your air conditioner, the faster you can have them repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Part of doing this is knowing what warning signs indicate that the air conditioner is in trouble. Let’s take a look at some of those warning signs now. (more…)

Should I Replace My Air Conditioner This Year?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The days are starting to get longer, as we get closer to summer. Soon you will have to rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool. That means more strain on the system, and a greater likelihood of malfunctions occurring. For most people, a simple preventive maintenance appointment will be sufficient to prepare the system for the added stress of summer. In some cases, though, the only option will be to replace the entire system. If you have an older system, and you’re not sure whether or not it can make it through another summer, have a look at these signs that you might need to replace it. (more…)

3 Reasons You Need to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Soon

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Spring is more or less here, and summer is not far away. Before the average daily temperature starts to rise significantly, you’re going to want to make sure that you take a few preparation steps. One of those steps is scheduling air conditioning maintenance. If you haven’t had a professional check out your air conditioning system for you yet, read on for three good reasons why you should. (more…)

Where AC Ice Comes From, And Why It’s a Problem

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that you get to let your guard down when it comes to air conditioning problems. If you happen to notice ice forming on your air conditioner, it means that you have a pretty serious issue. Read on to find out where that ice comes from, and the kind of damage that it can do to your air conditioner. (more…)

How to Identify Refrigerant Leaks in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Refrigerant is the fluid that your air conditioner uses to cool your home. The system evaporates refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from the air in your ducts, then condenses it outside to vent the collected heat. Without refrigerant, the air conditioning system would not be able to cool your home properly. This is why you should keep an eye out for refrigerant leaks in your AC, which could cause it to break down. Let’s take a look at how you can identify refrigerant leaks in your air conditioner. (more…)

What can Happen if You Don’t Have Your Air Filter Changed

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Every air conditioner contains an air filter designed to protect the system from any dust and debris that might come its way. The air flows through the filter and into the air conditioner, while any contaminants it carried become snared in the fibers. This works quite well, with one exception: the air filter has no way to get rid of the contaminants that it collects. For this reason, it must be cleaned out every three months or so in order to keep functioning. If this does not happen, it will start to cause some serious problems for the air conditioner. Read on to find out more. (more…)

Why Your Ductless Air Conditioner Needs Bi-Annual Maintenance

Monday, July 25th, 2016

If you’re using a ductless system to stay cool this summer, you should make sure that it gets maintenance as soon as possible. You may think that you don’t need maintenance for your system, especially if you have had it done in the last 7 or 8 months. However, you should know that your ductless system needs maintenance more often than a traditional centralized air conditioning system. Let’s take a look at why your ductless system needs bi-annual maintenance. (more…)

3 Air Conditioner Problems You Shouldn’t Have to Deal With

Monday, June 27th, 2016

In a climate such as we have here in Port Charlotte, air conditioners probably don’t last as long as they do in other areas of the country. The high temperatures and the high humidity can often shave years off a normal service life. But that’s no reason to let your system fail prematurely. If you notice that your central air unit or heat pump is dysfunctional, then let our team know. We’d be happy to take care of the issue promptly. Here are a few common problems that you shouldn’t have to put up with: (more…)

Why Solar Air Conditioning Is a Good Idea

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Your air conditioner makes up a significant chunk of your home’s air conditioning costs during the summer, especially in a place like Florida. No one wants to suffer through a hot and humid summer without a good air conditioning system. If you want to be able to keep cool without shelling out a lot of cash for operating costs this summer, you should consider installing a solar air conditioner this summer. Read on for the benefits of solar air conditioning. (more…)